Takeaways From BookExpo 2018 in NYC

bookexpo 2018 Jun 04, 2018

June 3, 2018

My coauthor, David Prudhomme, and I just returned from an amazing 4 days as an Exhibitor for Be Happy NOW! at the combined event, BOOKExpo/BookCon 2018 at the Javits Center in NYC.  We are happy to report the world of books --- publishers, publicists, librarians, authors and readers – is vibrant and HUGE. We came away with some great new connections with an award-winning transformational author and publicist, a host of a nationally ranked radio show, hundreds of avid readers and new friends and fellow authors.

Going to NYC, aka “The City”, brought back many memories and some new discoveries.  

  • The first night we found a great Asian fusion restaurant in the area known as Hell’s Kitchen. My Grandma raised her family of 7, including my mother Eileen, in a tenement in Hell’s Kitchen before they moved out to Bayside, LI. Grandma worked in the men’s shirt department at Macy’s, Aunt Mary, the oldest, oversaw the crew...
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The Six Steps to Happiness

be happy now May 21, 2018


May 21, 2018

In the last 2 issues, we jumped into the deep end and discussed questions many of us often do not take the time to ask ourselves, such as: What is My Purpose? Who Am I? Who Are You?

In this issue, let’s take a broader perspective on the process – the key steps - in personal transformation. In “Be Happy NOW!” I share my list of the Six Steps to Happiness. A word of caution and it may sound counter-intuitive – this list is NOT a check list.  

Rather, the Six Steps to Happiness reflect an experiential learning process. Paulo Coelho, world famous author of “The Alchemist,” puts it this way:

                  “Is it possible to avoid Pain? 
                     Yes, but you'll never learn anything. 
                      Is it possible to know...

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Let's Get Clarity: Who Am I? Who Are You?

Let's Get Clarity: Who Am I? Who Are You?   May 7, 2018


When was the last time you asked yourself the question: Who am I? 

What if I suggested it was important to answer that question without reference to your name, title, family, your business, your past, your particular circumstances? 

Let us take a deep breath and pause for a minute before we dive into these questions. Consider the instruction from Lao Tzu in Verse 15 from The Tao Te Ching, as translated by Stephen Mitchell:

"Do you have the patience to wait
till your mud settles and the water is clear? 
Can you remain unmoving
till the right action arises from itself?"

This verse is a gentle instruction to be still a moment and let your mind clear of thoughts and distractions. Just breathe. Be still. Let your intuition guide you to the core of who you really are – and your actions will speak your truth. 

I know these are deep questions.  

So, let’s get tactical. One of the...

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Come Walk Your Path
Invest in Yourself and Grow

be happy now Apr 23, 2018

Thanks for joining the “Come Walk Your Path: Invest in Yourself and Grow” community newsletter.

I will be sending a bi-weekly email providing valuable insights and tips about managing stress, the habits of high performers and the story of my personal journey as told in “Be Happy NOW!”

We all want to live a happier, stress-less life and find more success, meaning and purpose.  I will also occasionally send you valuable opportunities for your enrichment.

Eight years ago I started my journey inward – and I did not even know it at the time. I thought I was just going to try a new approach to weight loss and stress management.  Little did I know about the amazing discoveries and experiential learnings of a journey that makes the time to look inside ourselves at deeper and deeper levels of awareness.

My journey started with Wall Street ambition and the illusion of success, as I thought that happiness was found in making big bucks, owning a...

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